Draft Profile: BioJake Andrews from Stanhope Elmore High School was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a rating of 0.848. Following high school, Andrews opted to join Troy.
In 2018 as a freshman Andrews saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 20 snaps for the Trojans. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 9 games and a total of 274 snaps. He conceded just 2 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks while playing the majority of his snaps at center, and the rest at left guard.
In 2020 as a junior Andrews saw action in 11 games and totaled 804 snaps. He gave up 4 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing at right guard.
In 2021 as a senior Andrews saw action in 12 games and played a total of 784 snaps for the Trojans. He allowed an impressive 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack while playing at right guard.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Andrews saw action in 13 games and played a total of 845 snaps for the Trojans. He allowed an impressive 9 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 5 sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- At his best mauling in the run game, playing with a nasty demeanor and consistently keeping it going through the whistle.
- Outstanding on reach blocks, showing good initial quickness and flexibility to seal the backside. He’s a heady player who is quick to recognize and react to twists and stunts up front, and Andrews shows a good sense of timing on combo blocks.
- In the run game, he plays with a mean streak and does a nice job generating a push at the initial point of attack. Andrews can get outside and does a decent job landing blocks in space.
- Does a nice job on the second level, moving upfield quickly and showing the flexibility and balance to land blocks in space.
- Shows good quickness and flexibility on reach blocks, and he has enough range to get out as a puller.
- Is effective when asked to pull, showing the agility, speed, and overall range to get out as a lead blocker, where he locates defenders and shows the ability to adjust and land blocks against linebackers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Often gets too high in his sets, sacrificing some of his power, and Andrews doesn’t show great coordination between his upper and lower body when sliding back in pass protection.
- Has enough power in the run game, but at times he seems to lack a mean streak.
- He’ll occasionally stop his feet when delivering a punch, and he doesn’t play with ideal balance when moving back into his set. He’ll often struggle to mirror if he can’t win early on passing plays.
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